1866-7, Principal of Graded School, Norwalk, Conn.
1868, Principal of Hackettstown Academy, N.J.
1868, Joined Newark Conference.
Appointments: 1868-69, Palisades, N.Y.; 1870, Mechanicsville, N.Y.;
1871-3, Paterson Avenue, Paterson, N.J.; 1874-5, Bergen Street, Newark, N.J.;
1876-8, St. John's Church, Rossville, Staten Island; 1879-80, Dunellen, N.J.;
1881, Raritan, N.J.; 1882-4, Chatham, N.J.; 1885, Otisville, N.Y.; 1886-8,
Arcola, N.J.; 1889-91, Janes Church, Jersey City; 1892-6, First Church,
Hackensack, N.J.; 1897-1900, Stony Point, N.Y.; 1901- , Supernumerary.
Died at Ocean Grove, N.J., July 29, 1901.
Married, May 8, 1867, Miss Abbie A. Crane, of Wethersfield, Conn.
(third cousin of General Grant).
"In 1861, he was licensed to preach, and in that same year, by borrowing
one hundred dollars, he was able to enter Wesleyan College. All the
capital he had to start on, apart from his sturdy spirit and indomitable pluck,
was this borrowed capital of one hundred dollars, afterwards paid back with
interest. He boarded himself at an average of eighty-seven cents a week. .
. Heroic man that he was - and how little any of us ever dreamed, that he
had such crucial experiences, when we saw that stalwart, athletic man rise to
speak in our Conference. In his own words, - and who that knew Brother
Jones will doubt their literal truthfulness: 'I paid all my bills
promptly, and often lent money to fellows who were worse off than I was, but
never lost a dollar by so doing. I never received a dollar from any
educational fund towards my education, nor a dollar from an individual that I
did not pay back with interest.' . . . Brother Jones was a man of strong
constitution and of splendid physique, and he enjoyed uninterrupted good health,
until his final collapse in the fall of 1899, in the last charge he served at
Stony Point. He was a man of exceptionally clear judgment, of deep
conviction, and of spotless, irreproachable character. For exactly a third
of a century, at the annual calling of his name in Conference, the response came
uniformly, 'Nothing against him,' and in this excellent man's case, it was note
merely technically true but actually true. Our entire Conference has felt,
and feels now, that this oft repeated phrase, 'Nothing against him,' was not a
mere meaningless form, but that really there was nothing against Salmon D. Jones
- nothing in word, spirit or deed; nothing in private life, or ministerial
functions; nothing on the part of his ministerial brethren, or on the part of
His death occurred in his cottage at Ocean Grove, July 29, 1901, and his
funeral services were participated in by the residential pastor at Ocean Grove,
Dr. Hancock, Dr. Richard Vanhorne, Dr. J. R. Wright, Rev. S. K. Doolittle, and
the writer of this memoir - the last two being members of his Conference
class." - Newark Conference Memoir, by Rev. C. S. Ryman.
Source: History of Class
of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown
Connecticut, June 27, 1905.